Lip Reduction without Surgery – 4 Most Important Facts

Although lip augmentation is among some of the most sought after cosmetic procedures, there are people who have very large, prominent lips and want to reduce them. The answer lies in lip reduction procedures. Lip reduction can be done surgically to reduce large lips. But one of the top plastic surgeons in Los Angeles, Dr. K Charles Kim, provides non-surgical lip reduction to patients.


Ideal candidates for lip reduction are people who –

  • Have lips that are not proportionate to the rest of the face
  • Have larger lips than desired compared to the rest of the face
  • Are unhappy with results of a previous lip augmentation procedure
  • The upper and lower lip are not harmoniously structured
  • Have traumatic deformities of the lip

To remedy this situation, the lips are shaped to the desired shape and size.


Lip Reduction is a relatively short procedure and scars are virtually undetectable after healing has taken place. Only a horizontal incision is made on the inside of the lips to remove excess fat and tissue. This procedure can be performed to improve the proportions of one’s facial features.


Most patients recover fully within several days and can go back to work. After the procedure, patients should apply ice to reduce swelling. The stitches are dissolvable.


Lip reduction is non-invasive and there are hardly any risks involved. Some patients may experience mild pain, swelling or bruising.

To know more about lip reduction procedure or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kim at CK Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles, call 212-382-4900.